Automating Bill Pay – The Pros and the Cons

Using bill pay has been incredibly convenient for us. Whether we’re on vacation or in the middle of a hectic work cycle, we know that the mortgage, utilities and debt snowballs are being sent. I can’t remember the last late bill fee we’ve had since we started sending our bill payments online. Most banks and credit unions offer this money and time-saving feature and […]

Tired of Your Big Bank? Make the Jump

This is a money saving (and earning) tip for the 50/50 Challenge. Credit unions have seen a boost in new accounts (around 650,000 in about a month) recently and many are giving credit to the Bank Transfer Day movement. We didn’t participate because right now we’re really happy with where our money is deposited for our […]

Why Is My Bank’s Bill Pay So Slow?

I was in the middle of my new juggling act, balancing my baby girl with working from home when my cell went off. I saw that it was a 800 number and since I was busy, I just let it go to voice mail while I finished up with an assignment. Phone Call I Didn’t Want to […]

Capital One Buying ING Direct

Like many personal finance bloggers out there, I heard about the news about Capital One and ING Direct and was concerned about how it would work. I followed updates on the news to see if I could get a clearer idea of what was going on. Any Changes for ING Direct Customers? What will this […]

Stay on Top of Your Bank Statements

As you recall, I had mention in last month’s net worth review that we received our tax refund finally, but it wasn’t deposited yet.  Long story short, we didn’t deposit it correctly and the check had to be shipped back to us. It’s been a long time, but we finally have it in. Check Your Bank […]

Money Leaks: ATM Fees

Every week I check the weekly summary from Mint to check on our spending. I’m looking for any money leaks I can find so I can fix them. Something that was a concern of mine years ago was bank fees, especially ones from the ATM.  ATM fees can be an unexpectingly big expense when left unchecked. […]